Aug 04-07

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2007: August: Aug 04-07
King John    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Tom Cook
Log pile    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Tom Cook

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 07:32 am:

When Tom Cook sent me these two photos, I was amazed at the size of the logs and immediately began to wonder how they were placed like this and why? Tom had this to say about the pictures:


"To me it seems like some loggers got bored. These are some very large logs balanced on an equally large stump and they seem to have been there a long time. I had my friend John stand on them to show how big they are and yes, he thinks he's some kind of king. These are in the middle of a field on top of a big hill. Best way to describe where is off CR-440 near the Alger - Delta County lines."

Well, I think John deserves to think that ".....he's some kind of king", since it looks like quite a balancing feat to climb up and stand on top of that "logging art"!
Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 07:47 am:

Here's a little trivia: Today is the 3,444th daily Pasty Cam shot to be published. As we wrap up another week you may have noticed we started and finished with men balancing in the air:


jeffryeleconte (Upwannabee) on Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 07:50 am:

I would definitely need a ladder to scale that. Interesting article on this morn re: falling level of big lake..have great weekend.

By Helen (Heleninhubbel) on Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 08:50 am:

Ahhhhhhhhhhh he must be the king of the mountian we have always heard about.....could he be a Paul Bunyan clone....?????.....with out the beard and hair of course!!! lol

Have a wonderful U.P. day and God Bless

Hey Blue eyes...skipped out early yesterday...hummmmmmm job hunting are

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 09:04 am:

I think the steel worker on the Mac gets the "Bravest Man" award!

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 09:21 am:

We have a neighbor who has a gigantic wood splitter. It has a 8' stroke and a 100 HP engine to run it. It is for rent or sale. I can't imagine how you would load the wood on it or handle the split pieces! It would handle the log that the gentleman in the picture is standing on.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 10:16 am:

Looks like fun to climb, I would fall off since I'm a clod.

By Becca (Bec) on Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 10:58 am:

It appears that King John has split the middle log - or is this an optical illusion created by different vantage points?

I hope the wee trees in the landscape grow as big as the fallen ones some day.

By Richard A. Fields (Cherokeeyooper) on Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 01:17 pm:

Arranging the logs on stumps like that is trucker art. You see it out here a lot in the Pacific Northwest. Sometimes they do it with rocks also. I don't remember seeing it much back home in the UP much though.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 05:10 pm:

My goodness. Someone had some play time after cutting that tree down.

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 09:12 pm:

nice pictures of the bridge gen. demara miarng worked on the macinac he is now retired

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